BC Ferries' Head Named New Interferry CEO

Tuesday October 18, 2016

Mike Grainger, chairman of global trade association Interferry Tuesday announced that Canada's British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (BC Ferries) president and CEO, Mike Corrigan, will become Interferry's new CEO, replacing interim CEO Darrell Bryan, effective March 31, 2017.

"His experience leading BC Ferries, one of the world's largest ferry operators, means he comes to the position knowing first-hand what many of our members experience, and how regulations being set for deep-sea shipping are not always appropriate for ferry operations," said Grainger of Corrigan during the announcement at the AGM held during Interferry's 41st annual conference.

"He has also served as an Interferry director for six years, most recently as treasurer, so he also knows the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead for the industry."

Corrigan, who will be leaving his role at BC Ferries to take up the new position, says he intends to ensure that the industry's voice is well represented among international regulators, maximising members' opportunities to network and share best practices.

"I am excited to be leading Interferry, advocate on behalf of our industry, focus efforts on passenger and operational safety and build the reputation of ferry operators around the world," said Corrigan. 

"I believe the experience I've gained for the past 13 years in leadership positions at BC Ferries can be leveraged to good effect in my new role."

The Canadian Ferry Association welcomed the appointment, with the organisation's CEO, Serge Buy, commenting: "we look forward to working with Mike in this new capacity, starting next spring, and thank him for his leadership in advancing the ferry sector here in Canada."